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National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key

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The National Key Deer Refuge is a 8542acre National Wildlife Refuge located on Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida.The refuge is home to the endangered Key Deer, a subspecies of the White-tailed deer that is endemic to the Florida Keys and has a current population of around 800 animals. 21 other threatened and endangered species of plants and animals are also found on the refuge, which includes 2400acre of upland forests, 5100acre of wetlands, and 1050acre of marsh. 2278acre of the refuge have been designated as a wilderness area.Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Great White Heron NWR, and Key West NWR are administered by the National Key Deer Refuge.
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  • Brought the kids, had a deer feeding 6 feet in front of its at the blue hole with no fear of humans. We sat down on the walkway and watched for 5 minutes until he moseyed down the trail. Blue hole is ...  more »
  • Super helpful staff at welcome center who provided map and hot spot to look for which wildlife. Easy parking and nice trails. Animals include gators, snakes, birds, and adorable key deer. 
  • The Refuge is well worth viewing and a good cause. Since they are slowing reducing in number till the point they may be no more. See them while you can. Also drive slowly through the road arounds the ...  more »